Military families: Here’s how to claim FREE admission to Busch Gardens, SeaWorld

Two theme parks are offering free admission to U.S. military veterans and their families through the Waves of Honor program.

The program, which launched in 2005, allows veterans and military retirees to claim a single-day ticket for themselves for Busch Gardens and SeaWorld, as well as for three other dependents.

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“Following a challenging year, it’s a true privilege to honor the brave men and women who serve and sacrifice so much for our country,” said Marc Swanson, interim chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “We are honored to continue this longstanding tradition as a small gesture of the deep gratitude we owe all those who serve and offer their families the chance to make unforgettable memories.

To register for free admission, veterans must visit before May 16.

The complimentary tickets must be used by Sunday, June 27, 2021.

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Military families can buy an additional six tickets, should they wish to, at 50% off. Service members and their direct dependents must have a valid active military ID to participate.

There is a Busch Gardens located in Tampa. The SeaWorld location in Florida is in Orlando.

Aurielle Eady, Action News Jax

Aurielle Eady is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.